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Green Initiatives at CLC

Sustainable CLC

The College of Lake County strives to serve as a center of excellence in sustainability, a living laboratory Greening our Campus, our Curriculum, and our Community.

Learn about upcoming events on campus and across the community by visiting the Greening our Community Sustainability Calendar. Get involved with events such as Earth Week, the Lake County Green conference, Climate Week, movies, and restoration work days on campus and events held by community partners off campus.

Request community updates by email or liking us on Facebook.

Our Sustainability Plan

The College of Lake County's Sustainability Plan (PDF) establishes goals, action items, and performance metrics within the intersecting spheres of Greening Our Campus, Greening Our Curriculum, and Greening Our Community. CLC reports its progress on meeting these goals and action items in the Annual Sustainability Plan Performance Report (PDF).

Our Sustainability Awards

CLC is proud to receive a 2016 Green Genome Award for integrating sustainability into the “genetic fabric” of the college. CLC is a charter signatory of Second Nature’s Climate Commitment, a finalist for the 2015 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, and the Gold level award from the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact in 2014.

Our Partners

CLC is a founding member of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), a consortium of the state’s 48 community colleges, which works to stimulate the Illinois green economy through green workforce training, market transformation and community outreach activities.  CLC is also a member of Community Green, the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools and the SEED Center, for Sustainability Education and Economic Development.

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